USOC announces nominees for athletes, team of the Summer Olympics

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Sunday evening the United States Olympic Committee released its list of nominees for three post-Olympics awards: American Female Athlete of the Olympics, American Male Athlete of the Olympics and American Team of the Olympics. There are five nominees for each category, with voting being open to fans. Among the nominees are for Athlete of the Olympics are gymnast Simone Biles and swimmers Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps. As for the teams, all five are women’s teams including basketball and gymnastics.

Votes can be made on this page.

Female Athlete of the Olympic Games Nominees:
Simone Biles, gymnastics
Gwen Jorgensen, triathlon
Katie Ledecky, swimming
Helen Maroulis, wrestling
Claressa Shields, boxing

Male Athlete of the Olympic Games Nominees:
Carmelo Anthony, basketball
Matthew Centrowitz, track and field
Connor Fields, BMX
Michael Phelps, swimming
Kyle Snyder, wrestling

Team of the Olympic Games Nominees:
Women’s basketball
Women’s gymnastics
Women’s rowing eight
Women’s water polo
Women’s 4×100 relay